UFC Fight Pass Senior VP Eric Winter Leaves Company to Spend More Time with Family

By Tristen Critchfield Jan 20, 2017
Eric Winter has become the latest UFC staff member to part ways with the Las Vegas-based promotion.

Winter, who was the senior vice president and general manager of UFC Fight Pass, announced that he will be leaving the company via Facebook. His departure will be effective immediately. MMAFighting.com was the first to report the news.

"Today is an extremely sad (business) day for me as it is my last day working for the UFC. It is a tough decision to leave a company, but the personal sacrifices I was making commuting away from my family to Las Vegas on a weekly basis proved too challenging for me to overcome,” Winter wrote.

"I cannot thank the executives at UFC enough for working with me on my transition and affording me the opportunity to leave on my own terms. And the WME-IMG leaders couldn’t have been more professional and understanding."

UFC Fight Pass, the promotion’s digital streaming service, was introduced at the end of 2013. Under Winter, who was hired in 2015, the platform reached new heights in both overall content as well as the quality of live fights available. The former Yahoo Sports and DirecTV executive said he will take a position as a board advisor for SeatGeek, an online event ticket search engine.

Winter is the latest employee to leave the UFC since WME-IMG purchased the company from Zuffa, but unlike many UFC staffers, his departure was voluntary. The promotion has not yet made an announcement regarding Winter’s replacement.


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